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Curriculum Vitae

Research interest

  • feeding ecology of extant apes and fossil hominins
  • developing novel biochemical markers for insectivory and meat consumption in great apes
  • reconstruction of diet and migration in great apes and prehistoric humans
  • isotope biochemistry and ecology (carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, strontium, oxygen)

 

Name Viktoria M. Oelze
Date of birth 17.09.1981
Place of birth Koblenz, Germany

 

Education

2002-2008 Study of Physical Anthropology (minor subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology and African Ethnology) at the Institute for Anthropology, University of Mainz, Germany
2008 Master degree (Magister) obtained at the Institute for Anthropology, University of Mainz, Germany
Thesis: ‘Dietary Reconstruction in Two Early Neolithic Populations by Stable Isotope Analysis of Carbon and Nitrogen’
2008-2012 PhD student in the Department of Human Evolution, MPI-EVA, archaeological science group, supervision by Michael Richards and Jean-Jacques Hublin
2012 PhD defense in the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Thesis: ‘Mobility and Diet in Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age Germany - Evidence from Multiple Isotope Analysis’ http://hdl.handle.net/1887/19045
2012-2013 Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Primatology, MPI-EVA
2013-2014 Postdoctoral researcher at the German Biodiversity Research Centre Leipzig (iDiv) and the Department of Primatology, MPI-EVA
2014-present Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Primatology, MPI-EVA

 

Archaeological fieldwork

August 2003 Excavation at the multi-period site of “Westerhausen”, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
July 2006 Excavation at the Iron Age site of “Vix/ Mont Lassois“, Burgundy, France
Aug-Oct 2006 Excavation at the Iron Age site of “Hattersheim am Main“, Hesse, Germany
Sep  2009 Strontium isotope mapping in south-western Germany, collection of environmental samples in Baden-Württemberg
July-September 2015 Primatological fieldwork at the Taï Chimpanzee Project in Taï National Park, Ivory Coast

 

Teaching

2002-2007 Teaching assistant in Human Osteology and Anatomy courses at the Institute for Anthropology, University of Mainz
May 2012 all-day workshop on Great Ape Isotope Ecology and sampling protocols for international volunteers of the Pan African Programme
July 2012 Lecture in bridge seminar ‘behavioral ecology and primates’ (University of Leipzig)
summer 2014 Constructor and lecturer in the masters level ‘bridge’ seminar ‘Primate Behavioral Ecology’ at the Institute for Biology, Faculty for Biology, Pharmacy and Psychology, Leipzig University
summer 2015 Constructor and lecturer in the masters level ‘bridge’ seminar ‘Primate Behavioral Ecology’ at the Institute for Biology, Faculty for Biology, Pharmacy and Psychology, Leipzig University